My talented friend Erica‘s debut young adult novel TEACH ME TO FORGET comes out NEXT WEEK, but I already got my hands on a copy. Well two, which is good news for you because I’m giving one away! You have between today and next Friday, December 9 to enter, then my fancy-dancy online program will pick a winner!
Here’s the blurb:
Ellery wants to die. Nothing is going right. Her younger sister is dead, and her family is in a shambles. But on the day that she tries to end it all, even the gun won’t work. When she tries to return it, she’s intercepted by a security guard who also happens to be a boy in one of her classes, Colter Sawyer. Colter recognizes Ellery’s desperation and begins working hard to earn her trust. Why does this cute boy care about my worthless life?, Ellery wonders. But as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Colter has very good reasons for his vigilance, deep, personal reasons. And whether Ellery likes it or not, he won’t let go.
Sounds awesome, right? But in case that doesn’t convince you, here are three reviews:
“In this stunningly brave and necessary debut, Erica M. Chapman takes us on a journey to the edge and back–exploring grief, depression, and suicide with candor, insight, and above all, hope.” – Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be
“High school junior Ellery Stevens has decided to end her life. She cannot stop blaming herself for the freak driving accident in which her beloved younger sister was killed. Ellery’s voice is engaging and authentic, and her edgy black humor comes into play…. Sadness gives way to redemption and an unforced hope in this thoughtful read.” —Kirkus Reviews
Or if you don’t want to wait, you can buy it at any of these fine retailers: